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Ireland has seen two nasty extremes: fawning over and hatred of priests. The solution lies in rediscovering what the priesthood is about

Parents hear talks by David Quinn on the crisis of the family and John Waters on finding religion (and learning to pray on his knees)

The Irish Church is defying its own reputation, too

Archbishop Martin welcomes more than 12,000 pilgrims from 120 countries

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress offers us Irish Catholics the chance to re-root our faith

Investigators say the Church has done an ‘excellent’ job in implementing stricter child protection guidelines

The Church in Ireland has finally got to grips with child abuse. Now, as the Apostolic Visitation report makes clear, it faces a new, grave crisis

Vatican names new nuncio to Ireland

Crucial post is given to Mgr Charles Brown, an Irish American who has served for almost 20 years at the CDF

Delegate of Eucharistic Congress says there are contingency plans in case Benedict XVI does visit